Since childhood I have had the passion of collecting and observing. Texture, colors, volume, reflections, smell, taste, where some of my criteria to keep or toss my findings. I used to create new objects using the found ones and I never outgrew that characteristic.
I needed to understand my creative process and become technically skilled in order to transform my artifacts into quality pieces. My studies in History, Archaeology & History of Art (National Kapodistrian University of Athens) shaped my knowledge on human and material history. At the same time, I was having, design, classic and contemporary jewelry seminars. This combination helped me find my path.
I moved to Italy in 2013 and since then I have shown my art at several juried competitions and have been awarded with the Bronze A’ Design Award as a member of the Urban Fiction design team and with a Special Mention from the Italian association of contemporary jewelry (AGC) at the competition Jewels in Ferment 2016.
I don’t always see limits between different disciplines as I restlessly experiment on new art practices. I try to push the limits of how jewelry is still produced and perceived as an "object" and how it is connected to a limited understanding of beauty.
Diploma from Krama Institute of Contemporary Jewelry, Athens. 2017- 2018
Attended courses on the Restoration of Antique Furniture at BorgoFiore Associazione Artistica, Parma, Italy, with M.Chiandussi (Fine art conservator-restorer, school of Botticino S. (BS)). 2014
Bachelor of Arts in History, Archaeology & History of Art at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. 2013
Jewelry & Object design and construction courses with Y. Siotis (Kent Institute Of Art & Design BA (HONS) Silversmith, Goldsmith & Jewellery Design). 2008-2012
Classic Jewelry courses, Glyptography and Gemology seminars with T. Damianidou, (Diploma on Gemology, GTL Athens). 2006-2008
Summer seminar at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School of Florence with Peter Bauhuius. 2007
Classic Jewelry courses with M. Panagiotou (Goldsmith with 40 year experience & graduate of Athens School of Fine Arts). 2005-2006
Gioielli in Fermento, Gioiello d'autore.
International themed competition, Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova, Italy. 2018-
Suitcase theatre festival student’s exhibition with Krama Institute, Olvio theatre, Athens, Greece. 2018
Athens Jewelry week student’s exhibition with Krama Institute. 2018
Gioielli in Fermento with Συμπόσιο/ Symposium Untangled, Villa Braghieri
Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, Italy. 2018
Autor International Contemporary Jewelry Fair, student’s exhibition with Krama Institute, National theatre, Bucharest, Romania. 2018
Eunique International Fair for Applied Arts & Design 2017, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Germany. 2017
Natura Pretiosa, exhibition with the Italian Association of Contemporary Jewelry (Agc- Associazione di Gioiello Contemporaneo), Mediterranean Natural History Museum, Livorno, Italy. 2017
Filmideo 2017 with Dreality video, Index art center, New Jersey, USA. 2017
Gioielli in Fermento - Master collection 2017 with Alien Grape and Alien Grape anatomy, Torre Fornello, Piacenza, Italy. 2017
Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016 with Organic Cement series, Barcelona , Spain. 2016
Gioielli in Fermento with Organic Cement series. I won the Special mention AGC (Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo) for the piece Alien grape.
The exhibition had been shown to the following places.
Torre Fornello, Piacenza, Italy. 2016
Laboratorio Formentini, Milan, Italy. 2016
Spazio Laboratorio Rossi, Padova. Italy. 2016
The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, USA. 2016
Reinstein Ross gallery, New York, USA. 2016
Autor International Contemporary Jewelry Fair, Bucharest, Romania with Katharsis series. 2016
Espaijoia, Palau de Congressos de Catalunya Conference Centre, Barcelona, Spain. 2015
Madridjoya, Feria de Madrid, Spain. 2015
UNITED FACTORIES_Preview EXPO, Villa Rescalli- Villoresi, Busto Garolfo, Milan, Italy. 2015
Universal conference WIAD 2015 (World Information Architecture Day) at Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Greece. As a member of Urban Fiction, with A' Design Award Winning one off piece, Urbanoids. 2015
Quadrilegio-Intrecci connessioni artistiche, Spazio Borgo Riccio di Simona Manfredi Parma, Italy. 2014
6th Design LAB of Athens Technopolis, Athens, Greece. 2014
Zeb, solo exhibition, Parma, Italy. 2014
RedDot Concept Design Award, Singapore, passed the first phase with Chef wedding rings/pendants. 2014
Special mention AGC (Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo) for Alien Grape, Gioielli in fermento, Piacenza, Italy. 2016
As a member of the Urban Fiction design team I won the Bronze A' Design Award and Competition in the category of Lighting Products and Projects with Urbanoids (floor lamp, room separator). 2013
Collection- Pan Arab luxury magazine, Autumn 2018, issue 77.
Art Aurea magazine, What is beautiful? Issue, Reinhold Ludwig. 2017
Gioielli in fermento- Master Collection, Torre Fornello, Italy. 2017
Art reveal magazine, interview, issue 17. 2016
ArtAscent magazine, chose as a Distinguished Artist of the “Heat” issue. 2016
UNITED FACTORIES_Preview EXPO 2015, Osservatorio Artistico, Milan, Italy. 2015
A' Design Award and Competition, Winner Designs 2012-2013, Designer Press, Como, Italia. 2013